Borderline Acts explores the blurred line between fact, fiction and fabrication in the construction of self – via the artist’s own personal and family histories and her evolving role(s) through pregnancy to early parenthood. This research primarily focuses around relationships between the ‘personal’ and different forms of conformity, revealing personal reality across a range of social contexts - from everyday interactions to presenting personal content through art – and the ways in which these presentations are subject to various modes of identification, interpretation, categorisation and restriction. The research is being explored predominantly through a range of performance/ masks, story telling, visual and conceptual practices. The methodology being used acknowledges multiple hierarchies of concerns and issues related to moving between these concerns, and the different power structures they represent. This research project is 80% practice based and 20% written.